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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Amphibian Assaults

Fed up with burgeoning populations of American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) in British Columbia, scientist Stan Orchard is taking action. According to this report from CBC News, Orchard will be employing what he calls the "removal technique" - "you simply keep removing them and removing them until your numbers drop off to zero." Good luck Stan! Interested ISW readers may also want to check out this related article from the Goldstream News Gazette.


It does seem kind of a shame with everything that's happening to amphibians worldwide, though I suppose bullfrogs are quite near the bottom of the "to worry about losing" list.
Still, too bad this is necessary. I wonder what they plan to do with the frogs they catch?

By Anonymous D. Sidhe, at 2/28/2005 10:40:00 AM  

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